Most of us spend so much of our lives plagued by our insecurities, failures, negative behaviors and addictions. If all we focus on is the negative, it will be hard to accomplish everything we are meant to do in this world. If we spent half our energy focusing on what’s good within us instead of what’s... Continue Reading →
How to overcome challenging times
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They are what make the instrument stretch, what makes you go beyond the norm. Imagine a life where everything goes your way. Where you get everything you want without having to work hard for it. Where you have pretty much the path clear... Continue Reading →
Are you your worst enemy?
Back in 1999 I was a good swimmer. I thought of myself as a super swimmer (my ego was a little bit bigger than it is now). I had already won a world championship, at 27 I became the oldest member in our National Swim Team ever, I helped our team to earn a couple of... Continue Reading →
What are the habits of mentally strong people?
We all have heard of people who are mentally strong. While for some people being mentally string is natural and something they were born with, for some others it doesn't come as easy. The good news is that we can always work on it and become mentally stronger by incorporating the following habits into our... Continue Reading →
Parenthood. Are you doing it right?
Parenthood is hard. Period. It doesn't matter what you do or which approach you take, being a parent is not easy. You can read books about it, you can ask for advice, you can go through trial and error and, most likely, there will be moments when you feel like a complete failure and perhaps... Continue Reading →
LIFE LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM SPORTS
I love running. It’s hard to explain how it makes me feel but I am sure that any of you that are involved in any sort of physical activity (or any kind of activity… piano, acting, anything!) can understand the feeling. I remember when I was in between sports (I used to be a hard... Continue Reading →
Face your fears
We are all afraid of something at some point in our lives. From a kid who is afraid of the dark to a parent who is afraid of losing his job/security to provide for his family, to an athlete who may be afraid of not fulfilling its goal or being able to finish strong. Fear... Continue Reading →
How to come back training after injury or taking a break:
Coming back from injury (or from taking a break from sports) is never easy. We are used to the way we were (the way we trained, the way we felt, the pace we held) before we had to stop so when we are starting again we forget that it is just that: a new start... Continue Reading →
Want to build your self esteem and confidence? Here is how you can learn to tame your inner critic
In the ideal world every time we would have a thought it would be one the supports us, tells us how awesome we are, or helps us to believe in ourselves. In the real world (at least in my real world) my thoughts have not always been my best friend. And just when I think... Continue Reading →